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Children’s Fete 2012

  The 2012 Children’s Fete will take place on the 21st July and will be a fun day out for all the family. We look forward to seeing you there! If you are interested in getting involved in the Fete, wish to have a stall or want to find out more information please contact us.

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“First Night Riders” to make stop at Swindon Mechanics’

The First Night Riders is a charity motorcycle ride. The 2nd motorbike trip around the UK is the 18th – 25th June 2011 to raise money for The Theatrical Guild. This year riders will undertake a round Britain tour of more new, interesting and historically significant theatres, starting and finishing in London. The tour will […]

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Tetbury Goods Shed

Daniel Rose Chair of The Mechanics’ Institution Trust was invited to attend an open day at the Tetbury Goods Shed on Saturday 16th October. The Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust have plans to restore the last remaining example of railway heritage in the town for community use. The Mechanics’ Institution Trust has proposed that local […]

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Children's Fete a success

The 2010 Children’s Fete has been hailed a success adding another year to this annual Swindon tradition. Thank you to all of those that helped in some way whether a sponsor, volunteer or performer and most importantly thank you to those that attended the Fete and enjoyed the park. Pictures of the day are available […]

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Trust presenting plans

As part of the Swindon Civic Trust events programme Daniel Rose, Chair of The New Mechanics’ Trust will be the guest speaker on the 10th June, at 7:30pm at the Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square. In what promises to be an informative and upbeat presentation Daniel will focus upon the opportunity that the Mechanics’ Institution […]

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SwindonWeb article

Trust Chairman Daniel Rose talks to SwindonWeb… Back to the Future at the Mechanics’ What next for arguably Swindon’s most important building? As arguments over the fate of Swindon’s historic Mechanics’ Institute hit the headlines again, we talk to Daniel Rose, chairman of the New Mechanics’ Preservation Trust Limited, about their plans for the building […]

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Mechanics' Institutions – the global movement!

“Self Help”, the second Mechanics Institutes Worldwide Conference, was held in the UK city of Bath in September. The event follows the first Conference, “Buildings, Books and Beyond” held in Melbourne in 2004, and is aimed at the fraternity of Mechanics’ Institutes, Athenaeums, Schools of Arts, Literary and Philosophical Societies and other related organisations. Hosting […]

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Sponsorship and Donations For "The Children's Fete"

“The Children’s Fete” Committee would like to thank all those who have contributed by means of sponsorship or donations to secure “The Children’s Fete” for 2008. Our special thanks go to:-              Alcatel-Lucent, InSwindon, Brunel FM, Williams Lea, Ray Stevens, Capita – Regent House, Mr & Mrs Bromley, Mr & Mrs Benfield, Mrs J Deacon, Mr […]

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"The Children's Fete" 19 July 2008

This years “Children’s Fete” is on Saturday 19 July and takes place at the GWR Park, Faringdon Road, Swndon from noon. Official opening at 1.00pm with the Mayor and Town Crier, finishing with a firework display at 10.00pm.  This year we have a great selection of stalls and activities for children and adults to enjoy throughout the day, including Punch […]

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Childrens Fete 2008

We have rasied the funds we need and are well onto the way. The Bluebelle Majorettes will be leading the procession at the Children’s Fete on Saturday 19 July which will include the Mayor and Town Crier,            

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